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What Optometry Students Should (and Should Not) Wear to Clinic

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jul 15, 2019 12:00:00 AM

Most optometry schools will provide incoming students with some general dress code guidelines for clinic, and in some cases, standards for even just attending classes. The most important reason for a dress code is to ensure that students are presenting themselves in a professional manner as they are a not only a representation of the school, but of the profession of optometry as well.

Most optometry students are not used to dressing in this manner on a daily basis, so it may take a little time and experimenting with different clothing and shoes options to find that perfect balance of professionalism and comfort. We’ve come up with several tips to help get your clinic wardrobe started!

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Topics: Dress Code, Clinics

How to Impress Your Staff Doctors in Clinic

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jul 3, 2019 12:00:00 AM

Whether you are just beginning your first year of optometry school  spending most of your timef shadowing in clinic or you are in your fourth year at your external clinical rotation sites, we’ve come up with several tips to help you excel in clinic and impress your staff doctors!

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Topics: Clinics

3rd & 4th Year Students:  How to Excel in Clinic

Posted by Amanda Dexter on Jan 28, 2016 12:00:00 AM


Most of you 4th year students have either recently made the transition to your final rotation site, or are about to change locations within the next few weeks. Your last rotation site is going to be expecting a lot from you.

You are getting closer and closer to graduation and becoming a doctor, and with that comes a lot of responsibilities. You will need to feel comfortable making complex medical decisions on your own, and you will need to be confident as an eye care provider when presented with tough patients.

This is your last chance to take it all in, learn from your attending doctors, and make the most of your final few months working with some of the best optometrists and teachers out there. 

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Topics: 4th Year Student, Rotations, Clinics, 3rd Year Student



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